Leaders & Staff
Pastor Dan GildnerPastor Dan became the senior pastor of Grace in August of 2018. With degrees from the University of Michigan, Asbury Seminary & United Seminary (Masters of Divinity & Doctor of Ministry). Before coming to Grace, he served 12 years in churches in Dayton before being appointed to United Theological Seminary as the Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Clergy Formation. Dan is married to Erin, a missionary kid from Barcelona Spain and they have 3 children - Caleb, Silas and Elena. They enjoy hiking
Pastor Grace BrooksGrace joined the staff as associate pastor in December of 2015. She comes with many years of experience in nearly every area of ministry. She enjoys the ability to love and care for people through Christ's love and see how everyone has a part in the kingdom.
Grace loves to spend time with her husband Jay, and their children Amanda, Sean, Lindsay, and Austin. She also likes reading, taking walks, and being near any kind of water.
Jodi NewmanExecutive Assistant
Jodi joined the staff in April 2009 after volunteering in various capacities for eight years. She has her B.S. in Business from the University of Kansas. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, volunteering, and yard work. Her favorite thing about working at Grace is the people - it's never boring!
Rachelle MoserAdministrative Assistant
Rachelle has been married to Don for 43 years and they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. They are members of Grace Church and she absolutely loves being given the opportunity to serve at Grace. Rachelle prays that His light shines through her and she can be used where ever He wants her to serve.
Victoria AlbrightPreschool Director
Victoria is a graduate of BGSU with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Before Grace Preschool, Victoria was a classroom teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia. She taught kindergarten, 1st grade & 3rd grade. She also served as lead mentor for new teachers. Victoria loves to run, read, travel & spend time with her family. She is married to Chad & they have a daughter, Haylee & a son, Brodie.
Cindy KrockDirector of Jr. High Ministries
Cindy's passion for children and spreading the word of the Lord led her to becoming the Junior High Coordinator in May of 2010. At Grace she has taught 6th and 7th grade Sunday School, youth Bible studies, and Youth activities for many years. In her free time, Cindy enjoys gardening, exercising, volunteering, and bird watching.
Vinnie PisarskiContemp. Worship & Youth Band Leader
Vinnie has been on staff since July 2013 and leads the congregation during our contemporary service. He also leads the youth praise bands during Gro and EPIC. When Vinnie's not at Grace or playing guitar, he can be found building model trains and rooting for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Ashley (Geise) CrossmanStoryteller, Media & Visual Communications
With a passion and knack for creative and technical disciplines, Ashley studied Visual Communication Design, Technology, and Marketing at both Kent State University and Bowling Green State University. Ashley is getting married to her fiancé, Matt, in May 2020. Ashley strives to shine the light of Christ to others through the gifts and abilities He has blessed her with. She’s eager to lovingly assist, bond with, develop and flourish Grace Church.
Corinne spent her childhood in Florida & moved to Toledo with her family as she was finishing up high school. She graduated college with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree a year after graduating high school. She has worked in finance, banking, business administration, accounting & Human Resources.
She loves playing the piano, camping, & spending time with her husband of 4 yrs, Caleb, their 3mo old son Asher, & their dog Finn.
Heather BurrowChildcare Coordinator & Wedding Coordinator
Heather started working at Grace in 2009. She has been a member here and done volunteer work since 1999. She has her Bachelor of Social Work. Heather loves serving the people of Grace as well as live music and traveling. Her favorite trip was to Israel and always loves going to Toronto to see family.